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Nairobi South Railway Station, Kenya

Nairobi South Railway Station

 The station covers 21,400 square metres. Its located next  Syokimau Railway Stationfor easy transfers. It will be the point of linkage between the Mombasa-Nairobi and the Nairobi-Malaba stretches of the rail.  The station is expected to hold 1,400 passengers. 

The Mombasa–Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) is a standard gauge railway that will connect the port of Mombasa to Kenya's capital city Nairobi. Tracklaying was completed in December 2016, and the railway will be commissioned in June 2017. Commercial operation will begin in January 2018.

Under the East African Railway Master Plan, the Mombasa–Nairobi line will link up with other standard gauge railways that are being built in East Africa. Construction is already under way on Phase II of the Kenya SGR, which will extend the railway to the Uganda border by 2021.

The prime contractor on the railway is the China Road and Bridge Corporation. The project is estimated to cost US$3.6 billion, with 90% coming from the Exim Bank of China and 10% coming from the Kenyan government. 25,000 Kenyans were hired to work on the railway. Upon completion, the railway will be operated for five years by the China Communications Construction Company.  The design capacity of the railway is 22 million tonnes per year (Wikipedia)

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Source: Skyscraper city / LaoTze

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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